Friday, October 8, 2010

Khaleja Movie review

Movie Name : Khaleja
Rating : 3.25/5
Banner : Sri Kanakaratna Movies
Casting : Mahesh Babu, Anushka, Prakashraj, Rao Ramesh, Shafi, Ali, Sunil, Brahmi, Subbaraju, Tanikella, Raghu Babu, M S Narayana, Dharmavarapu, Amit, Veda etc
Music : Mani Sharmaa
Cinematography : Yash Bhatt, Sunil Patel
Producer : Singanamala Ramesh, C Kalyan
Director : Trivikram Srinivas
Release Date:07 Oct, 2010
A different tale, the story is set on the backdrop of Rajasthan and here comes Raju (mahesh), a taxi driver in search of a family. Here, he meets a TV channel crew member (sunil) and their conversation reveals the flashback story of Raju. In that, there is also his chance meeting with Subhashini (anushka) and how he ends up having trouble due to her. Meanwhile, in a small village of AP, there is Siddappa (shafi) who sets out on a mission to find the one man who is equivalent to god and who can save his village from sure death. After meeting Raju, he realizes that Raju is the man for the cause. And then, there is the powerful businessman GK (prakashraj) who wants to marry his son to Subhashini and has his eye on Siddappa's village. How are all the dots connected forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with an ordinary storyline but then it was his presentation and narrative that made the difference. The dialogues were good at many places, the script was alright and the screenplay was above average. Background score was good and three songs were excellent. Cinematography was top notch. Editing was neat. Costumes were fabulous and the art department was apt. Mahesh Babu was a total transformation from his regular image and he has scored the brownie points. Anushka from her end added to the glamour and romance part. Prakashraj was brief but good. Rao Ramesh was excellent, Shafi was very good, Ali and Sunil gave the light moments, Brahmi gave his own share of comedy. Raghu Babu was funny, Subbaraju could have been given some more length in his role, Veda was brief. The others contributed in their own way.
Given the fact that it was Mahesh's comeback film, the expectations were very high. While the first half was quite normal and never really revealed the plot, all the flaws got covered up during the second half. The real assets to the film were Mahesh Babu's performance and the technical values. This is not much of a content driven film and it is more of a richpresentation that works. At the box office, this will be an above average grosser and if word of mouth works then it will become a big hit.
CineHerald Verdict: Worth to watch Mahesh Babu!